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Emirates cancels flights to Peshawar after atrocity

Emirates cancels flights to Peshawar.
Emirates cancels flights to Peshawar. Image by BriYYZ / CC BY-SA 2.0

Following Tuesday’s massacre at a school in Peshawar in Pakistan, Emirates has cancelled flights to the city indefinitely. All international flights to the city were temporarily cancelled in June after militants fired on a Pakistan International Airlines flight as it came into land in the city, killing one passenger. The British Foreign & Commonwealth advises against all travel to Peshawar because of the risk of violence, but many Pakistanis living abroad visit the city to see friends and family. Read more: dawn.com